Postgraduate study

Tackle society's big issues alongside world-leading thinkers in a postgraduate degree at UNSW.    

Our postgraduate options

To be a postgraduate student, you will have completed undergraduate studies at a university-type level.

  • Postgraduate coursework

    (1-2 years)

    Postgraduate coursework involves units of study presented in lectures and tutorials that can include group work with fellow students, assignments and exams. You can choose to do a Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma or a Masters Degree. Degrees are around 1-2 years long. 

  • Postgraduate research

    (2-4 years)

    Postgraduate research involves doing research under the supervision of an academic with expertise in the area. You will write a thesis or other piece of written or creative work. You can choose to do a Masters Degree by Research or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Research degrees are 2-4 years long. For more information go to

Degree areas

We offer world class degrees across nine faculties

Download the 2017 Student Guide

All you need to know about applying and studying at UNSW, campus life and Sydney can be found in our 2017 student guides.